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post #31 of 32 Old 12-04-2007
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Originally Posted by BlowinSouth View Post

I was born and raised in Dallas (moved away at 23, joined the Navy, I'm 40 now) and to be honest sailing is pretty much non-existent in Dallas... except for dinghy sailing on White Rock Lake, which is about 15 acres in size and about 10 feet deep at most, motors (even auxilaries) are not allowed.

However, that is Dallas proper, there is from what I've heard a fairly decent sailing community out at Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland (a subarb of Dallas) however, be forewarned that the SPEED BOAT is king on Texas lakes (be it Hubbard or Grapevine) and by ALL MEANS don't expect them to know anything about the rules of the road or even common courtesy...

A redneck on the throttle of a V-8 powered, header exhausted, chrome-tipped fire-breather answers to no one and will NOT yield, though he may toss an empty beer can at you and yell "YEE-HAW" when he roars across your bow. I'M NOT KIDDING!! You will see for yourself your first summer weekend out on the water.

Sorry to paint such an ugly picture but unfortunately it's precicely accurate... Grapevine will not be much different. Rednecks are idiots. PERIOD.

Thanks BS, you hurt my feelin's.

Whiterock is much larger tha 15 acres and much deeper than 10 feet . . . in places. It was recently dredged. As I stated in the beginning, it is a small boat lake. Lasers, butterflies, Coronado 15's and Corinthians. Some of the best small boat racers in the country are found there. It's an excellent and beautiful lake for this kind of activity. You can have an outboard up to 1ohp. How many other "Non coastal" cities can you name with such a diverse choice of lakes within an hours drive? Not many.

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Welcome to the lakes of Dallas. There is enough varity of boating here in the Dallas area that will please everyone. I'm sure you will check it all out and make the right decision. But, the Best Kept Secret of Sailing in the Dallas area is the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, located in the north part of Lake Lewisville. Since it has been kept such a secret, the power boaters don't know about it. We sailboaters have it all to ourselves. Check us our @ DCYC.org. Not only do we have it all to ourselves, but we have great facilities, an active social life, and an active race venue. Our (floating) slips sell, typically, for $800-$1,000. For about $165/month you can have your 35' berthed here. But, you must first become a Member!!! I would be glad to show you around. Do call Emmett @ 940-497-4077.

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